Hi Donna, while we wait for experts to comment.
My husband will have RFA (Radiofrequcy ablation) on lung lesion(s), (I’m not sure today if it will be done on 1 or 2.)
While looking on internet for info about ‘our’ doctor, who will be doing the RFA, I found that he had written this paper about a patient.
”10 years later, tolerance and efficacy are excellent; 23 lung metastases have been treated during 11 sessions without current relapse. Respiratory function and quality of life are not altered.”https://www.mendeley.com/catalogue/23-l ... cal-out-1/
RFA can not be done if lesions/tumors are bigger than 30mm if I understand correct.. but it sounds as yours are smaller!? My husband’s lesions/CRCmets? are 11mm and 8mm. Both of them showed moderate SUVmax on PETscan. As I understand it because they have grown (very slowly) they might be mets but could be inflammation?
Our doctors want to know for sure so that’s why hubby is scheduled for the ablation (a biopsi will be included).
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
Adenocarcenoma pt 35x15x9mm G3(biopsi) G1(surgical)
Mets 3 Liver resectable
T4aN1bM1a Stage IVa 2/9 LN
MSS, KRAS-mut G13DCEA
: 5/18 2.5 78 8/17 1.4 48 2/14/17 1.8 29
4 Folfox 6/15-7/30 (b4 liver surgery) 8 after
CT: 8/8 no change 3/27/17 NED->Jan-19 mets to lung
Steroid induced hyperglycemia dx after 3chemoSurgeries 2016
: 3/18 Emergency colostomy
5/23 Primary+gallbl+stoma reversal+port 9/1 Liver metsRFA 2019
: Feb lung met